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    problems installing new rear der.

    Last week I broke a chain and didn't catch it before it caught the derailleur and bent it and the hanger. I bought a new XT derailleur, LX chain and a new hanger. I also replaced the cable, but not the housing. My shifters are LX shifter/brake combos and were working fine before the incident. Everything is nine speed.

    Everything is put back together but I can't get it to shift through the entire gear range and I am out of ideas. Chain length is fine. Stops are be set correctly ( I can get it to shift all the way when I pull on the cable by hand). B-stop is not set yet (though the cog doesn't hit the top sprocket when forced to shift that low). I can get the highest 3 gears to shift ok, then it deteriorates and wont even make the last two sprockets.

    I am very irritated. Ideas? Could it be something with the shifters?

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    did you tighten the bolt that clamps the cable while in the correct gear? ie. smallest cog with the shifter in the correct position

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    I was in the correct gear when I tightened the bolt. I even tried the reverse of what you normally do and shifted all the way up and held the derailleur in place while I tightened the bolt. When done that way, I cant make it all the way to the small cog when shifting.

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    Almost embarrassed to admit it, but I figured out my problem. I bought a 10sp derailleur and I have a 9sp drivetrain. Anyone need a 10sp XT rear?

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